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Talks Held On How To Help Victims Of Domestic Violence

Domestic Abuse Conference

10:11am 6th December 2014

Victims of domestic abuse in Dorset will now get better care as a result of conference to find new ways to tackle the problem.

Over 200 delegates at the 'No Excuse for Abuse' conference heard from a range of speakers talking on subjects including supporting young witnesses, working with offenders and raising awareness of young victims.

The event was jointly funded and co-hosted by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Women's Action Network Dorset.

Martyn Underhill, Dorset's Police and Crime Commissioner said: "This awful crime is a huge priority for my team and Dorset Police.

"It was fantastic to see so many people ranging from survivors of abuse to professional organisations supporting and tackling domestic violence, in one room sharing ideas and experiences."

The highlight of the event was the keynote speech by Eve Thomas, a domestic abuse survivor who founded the #SAFE organisation and helped to change legislation through 'Eve's law.'

She said; "The No Excuse For Abuse Conference was a rip roaring success, so many professionals committed to fighting the war on domestic violence and abuse.

"Congratulations to Dorset OPCC, who pulled off a stonking conference packed with education, information and above all else hope."

In the afternoon delegates were able to undertake workshops, expanding on the topics covered in the morning session, and also covering LGBT Domestic Abuse, and Domestic Abuse Intervention Training.

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